OUCH!!!!

Posted by grandmaR @grandmar, Oct 8, 2018

Good Morning All….
I have a question for those who have had spinal surgery.
I had a procedure called X-LIFT for my L3/4.
The surgery was 3 weeks ago, today.
The first week I was doing OK.
Little by little the pain is getting worse.
I have pain med and spasm med.
If tried a number of schedules for taking these 2 prescriptions.
Regardless of the schedule I follow, the pain is there.
The worse time is in the morning when I try to get out of bed.
The pain if HORRIBLE!!
Usually the end of the day is not much better.
I walk throughout the day.

I don’t know what to do????
Anyone have spinal surgery that left you with HORRIBLE pain?
If so, what have you tried to ease the pain??
What have you tried that did NOT work.

Thank you for your help!!
Ronnie (GRANDMAr)

@grandmar sorry to hear your in so much pain I dont know if this will help but I have gotten relieve from my adjustable bed In morning I raise the head up before I get out of bed if you can afford it that might help .The salesperson came to me and did a demo on my bed with pillows Just a thought

@lioness
Thank you for your reply.
I've never experiences such pain after so long.
Sadly, I don't have an adjustable mattress.
I'm not even sleeping in my own bed, I am sleeping in the guest room because my bed is too firm.

What I really wanted to know, is if anyone else has gone through such pain for so long.
Thanks
Ronnie (GRANDMAr)

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@grandmar So sad to hear how you are suffering. I have not had spine surgery so no suggestions. Stopped by to let you know I am keeping you in my thoughts. Hoping some members can be helpful with suggestions. Chronic pain can be very discouraging. A disappointment to still be have severe pain so long after surgery.

@parus
Thank you very much for your kind words!
Actually, the doctor is not so surprised with my pain.
Apparently, it is not out of the normal.
I've been playing with my meds schedule and last night I think I finally hit a home run!!
Thanks again for thinking of me!
Ronnie (GRANDMAr)

Dear @grandmarr,I have just read your post about the severe pain you are in. I am so sorry you are having all this difficulty! Have you called your doctor about this? I know you did try adjusting your schedule for pain meds, and it did appear to be helping somewhat. I noticed the mention of an adjustable bed, but that you didn't have one. My daughter gave me one, and I sleep in that one as much as I can.

I have had surgery as well. I am having to use a walker to get around. It costs $70 per month to rent a wheelchair here in North Alabama. So I will be looking at thrift stores to see if I can find one that will hold up my foot, parallel to the ground. Multiple bones were broken to correct Hammertoes. I had no idea it would take so long to heal, or that I was not supposed to put my foot on the ground as little as possible.

They have knock offs of the tempurpedic adjustable beds that are less expensive than the real deal. That is what I have, and I think it would be a help to you. Perhaps someone in your circle of friends would have one they no longer need? Or in your social media, or community groups? Just a thought.

I also wanted to share with you that there are some conditions that make individuals more susceptible to pain. Lower magnesium levels, vitamin D levels, and Fibromyalgia, just a few. Perhaps your physician could check to see if those things I mentioned would not interfere with your health. I always tell folks to run every little thing, even a vitamin, by their PCP. In fact I recently had to start weaning myself off of meds that were contraindicated. One even has caused issues.

Here's hoping that in the days and weeks ahead, something will come to light regarding your pain situation. I will be looking forward to seeing posts from you, as you are able to. I am sending good energy, vibes, thoughts and prayers for your good health! Adios,
Mamacita

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@mamacita

Dear @grandmarr,I have just read your post about the severe pain you are in. I am so sorry you are having all this difficulty! Have you called your doctor about this? I know you did try adjusting your schedule for pain meds, and it did appear to be helping somewhat. I noticed the mention of an adjustable bed, but that you didn't have one. My daughter gave me one, and I sleep in that one as much as I can.

I have had surgery as well. I am having to use a walker to get around. It costs $70 per month to rent a wheelchair here in North Alabama. So I will be looking at thrift stores to see if I can find one that will hold up my foot, parallel to the ground. Multiple bones were broken to correct Hammertoes. I had no idea it would take so long to heal, or that I was not supposed to put my foot on the ground as little as possible.

They have knock offs of the tempurpedic adjustable beds that are less expensive than the real deal. That is what I have, and I think it would be a help to you. Perhaps someone in your circle of friends would have one they no longer need? Or in your social media, or community groups? Just a thought.

I also wanted to share with you that there are some conditions that make individuals more susceptible to pain. Lower magnesium levels, vitamin D levels, and Fibromyalgia, just a few. Perhaps your physician could check to see if those things I mentioned would not interfere with your health. I always tell folks to run every little thing, even a vitamin, by their PCP. In fact I recently had to start weaning myself off of meds that were contraindicated. One even has caused issues.

Here's hoping that in the days and weeks ahead, something will come to light regarding your pain situation. I will be looking forward to seeing posts from you, as you are able to. I am sending good energy, vibes, thoughts and prayers for your good health! Adios,
Mamacita

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@mamacita
Thank you for reaching out!
I know people who needed hammertoes fixed but decided to wait because of the pain and the amount of time it takes to heal.
I am so sorry for your pain.
All of us on these sites have pain and understand what you are feeling.

I really don't need a wheelchair.
I use a walker or a cane.
I am trying to use the cane more often and do pretty well with it.
I walk around my house several times a day and I use my cane when I can tolerate the pain or I use the walker when I am in too much pain or not steady.

I just had my vitamins checked due to something else I have that the doctor thought might be a vitamin deficiency.
All my numbers are great.
I do have Fibro although my symptoms have become less and less as I lose weight and/or exercise.
Both things help a lot!

Well that's it for now.
Thanks again for reaching out!

Have a pain free day!
Ronnie (GRANDMAr)

Sounds like your doing like you should have you tried ice or heat I know you said you have been walking hopeful not to much to Aggravate your Nerves if you can try to get hold of a Tens unit it was helpful to me sometimes until They put a spinal stimulator in my back. I hope you get to feeling better.

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